Mariano Rivera accomplished something Monday that has never been done in Major League Baseball. Rivera saved the 602nd game of his career by striking out Minnesota’s Chris Parmelee. Rivera is in his 17th MLB season, all spent with the New York Yankees. Rivera surpassed the record previously held by Trevor Hoffman. Hoffman had this to say following Rivera’s record-breaking inning: “I want to congratulate Mariano Rivera on setting the all-time saves record. It’s a great accomplishment and he is still going strong! I have tremendous respect for Mariano not just for his on-field accomplishments, but also for his service to the community.”
Rivera’s record is not likely to be broken in our life-time. The closest active pitcher is Francisco Cordero of the Reds. He is in his 16th MLB season and has 323 saves. The Good In Sports salutes Rivera’s accomplishments on and off the field and congratulates him for number 602.
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